Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Local Bridge Improvement Assistance 

The Local Bridge Improvement Assistance Program helps rehabilitate and replace, on a cost-shared basis, the most seriously deficient existing local bridges on Wisconsin's local highway systems.

Counties, cities, villages, and towns are eligible for rehabilitation funding on bridges with sufficiency ratings of 80 or less, and replacement funding on bridges with sufficiency ratings less than 50.

The 2014 National Bridge Inventory (NBI) list is now available. Contact your County Highway Commissioner for a copy.

As of March 6, 2015, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is accepting Local Bridge applications for the 2015-2020 Program Cycle. Applicants are required to review the application instructions and complete an application form for each eligible Local Bridge project. Applicants should also review the 2015-2020 Program Cycle Guidelines prior to application:


As part of the application process, applicants are required to prioritize all proposed projects. An Example of How to Prioritize Projects is provided to assist applicants with the completion of the Project Priority section of the application form. WisDOT Bureau of Structures has created a recommended bridge priority ranking and optimal work for each structure for the 2015-2020 Program Cycle. The recommended priority ranking for each county will be provided to each WisDOT Region office and County Highway Commissioner. The recommendation for optimal work is available on the WisDOT Local Project Tools webpage.

The application deadline is July 31, 2015. Questions on the application process should be directed to the appropriate WisDOT regional contact person listed below.

Regional local program contacts:

Southwest Region
Michael Erickson

Phone: (608) 246-5361
Fax: (608) 246-3819

Southeast Region
Robert Schmidt
Phone: (262) 548-8789
Fax: (262) 521-4425

Northeast Region
Sandy Carpenter
Phone: (920) 492-5681
Fax: (920) 492-5711

North Central Region
Joe Benbenek
Phone: (715) 365-5714
Fax: (715) 365-5780

Northwest Region
Bill Zimmer
Phone: (715) 635-5014
Fax: (715) 635-2309

Statewide program contact:
Bob Reed
(608) 266-3807
Fax: (608) 266-0658 

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Questions about the content of this page:
Bob Reed, robert.reed@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: March 6, 2015

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